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Old 02-16-2009, 04:23 PM   #1
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Old 02-16-2009, 05:24 PM   #4
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Well I was going to post a picture or two but I don't have the file attachment option.

I found a 1988 ski barge that has the potential for a rebuild project. I'm wanting a fishing skiff and was wondering if anyone has experience with this brand. It does not have power at this time and can not be put in the water before the purchase. Any info would be helpful. Its 18.5 feet, CC, fiberglass, rated for 90 hp. Thanks
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They were nice, well made boats for the time. The Kenners always built good boats. The Fishin Ski Barge was basically the precursor to all modern "bay" boats.

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Old 04-29-2009, 11:35 AM   #6
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I have a 1989 19' CC Fishin'Ski Barge (Barracuda 190) with a 140 Evinrude. I am only the 2nd owner. The original owner picked it up at the factory in AR. It is an exceptional bay and flats boat. I plan on keeping it forever. The only change I would make is if I can find a deal on an E-tec.
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Old 08-15-2009, 11:58 PM   #7
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I Have a 1988 19 footer great boat spent many years doing custom work on the boat.Strong hull Handels choppy water well, my only concer with this boat is when you are anchored up , she does not handel waves whell a rough ride if the water gets a little wave action or another boat passes buy to close.,
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You can hot link here. Works with most pics.

Right click on the image. Hit "copy" then in the THT post/response window, right click and hit "paste."

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JPB55, are you looking for a buyer for this boat? I would be interested. Thank you, Travis.
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I got one to restore and I have a kenner
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When my wife and I were still dateing, "61" "62" we would ski behind a SKI BARGE.
Terrific boat, lots of fun.
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I have a 1976 ski barge that was my stepdads grandfathers. Original motor an awsome boat
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I bought a 20 ftr today, hull only. I had a 20 footer before and it was my all time favorite boat but it was totally worn out. I bought a 14 ftr recently that needs considerable work. Love them old barges
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Well I was going to post a picture or two but I don't have the file attachment option.

I found a 1988 ski barge that has the potential for a rebuild project. I'm wanting a fishing skiff and was wondering if anyone has experience with this brand. It does not have power at this time and can not be put in the water before the purchase. Any info would be helpful. Its 18.5 feet, CC, fiberglass, rated for 90 hp. Thanks
used to work at a marina that used them for rentals with 90hp mercs, tough, tough boats got lots of abuse, hulls were very flat probably a good flat calm water boat. Most folks renting them used them to ski or tube. Performed well for as flat as they are.
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I have a 14 foot ski barge that i've been restoring over the last few months and I don't know how much it could help you, but my restoration forum is at:http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...ski-barge.html
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Loved my 18, simple boat worked great. I'd think she'd be a great shallow water boat within reason.
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Hey i got a Ski barge fishin' 16 foot and i was wondering if any one knows how big of a motor on it? Could I but a 90 horse on it?
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Hey i got a Ski barge fishin' 16 foot and i was wondering if any one knows how big of a motor on it? Could I but a 90 horse on it?
Sure you can put a 90 on it, don't think I would. A 60 would probably be optimal, and a 50 adequate. If I remember correctly the first two to come to town ( Sitka ) got 75 horse Suzukis, were quite fast and had no trouble getting on step with two three wheelers in them.
If I remember correctly one of them during the first week of operation was headed into the beach at Mud Bay with two bikes an two guys. Nearing the beach the operator grabbed the throttle and pulled it back to the neutral position, as the boat came off step the bow just kept dropping down and scooped up enough water to swap the boat and then roll over...
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Sure you can put a 90 on it, don't think I would. A 60 would probably be optimal, and a 50 adequate. If I remember correctly the first two to come to town ( Sitka ) got 75 horse Suzukis, were quite fast and had no trouble getting on step with two three wheelers in them.
If I remember correctly one of them during the first week of operation was headed into the beach at Mud Bay with two bikes an two guys. Nearing the beach the operator grabbed the throttle and pulled it back to the neutral position, as the boat came off step the bow just kept dropping down and scooped up enough water to swap the boat and then roll over...
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thanks alot I just didn't know what hp I should buy for it. Do you know how big of a gas tank I should get if I get a 60-90 hp?
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Also does anyone know how these handle in ruff weather like 3-4 foot waves?
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